STOCKTON, March 8, 2018 - St. Joseph's Medical Center and St. Joseph's Foundation of San Joaquin, are offering scholarships to students currently enrolled in a health care field.
These merit-based scholarships are funded by generous community donors, seeking to encourage, inspire, and support outstanding students. Since 2005, St. Joseph's has awarded over $225,000 in scholarships to 220 students.
In order to be eligible to receive a scholarship, applicants must:
- Be a resident of San Joaquin or surrounding counties
- Be enrolled in a program offered by an approved institution in a health care field
- Submit two letters of recommendation from either current instructors or supervisors
- Have a grade of "C" or higher in current health care career course of study
- Submit an essay stating why the student is entering the health care profession and career plans
Student can visit StJosephsCares.org/Scholarships to view the full requirements and download the application. Completed applications, along with all required materials (transcripts, letters of recommendation, essay, school name, student ID# and school's financial adviser's name and phone number) must be submitted between April 1 and April 27.
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About St. Joseph's Medical Center
St. Joseph's Medical Center is a not-for-profit, fully accredited, regional hospital with 347 beds, a physician staff of over 600, and more than 2,300 employees. St. Joseph's specializes in cardiovascular care, comprehensive cancer services, and women and children's services including neonatal intensive care. St. Joseph's is the largest hospital, as well as one of the largest private employers in San Joaquin County. In addition to being nationally recognized as a quality leader, St. Joseph's is consistently chosen as the "most preferred hospital" by local consumers. Founded in 1899 by Fr. William O'Connor and administered by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, St. Joseph's continues to lead the region in medical innovation. St. Joseph's Medical Center is committed to delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health care services with special attention to the poor and underserved. In FY 2016, St. Joseph's provided over $57 million in charity care, community services, and unreimbursed patient care. St. Joseph's Medical Center is a member of Dignity Health, a system of ancillary care sites, medical foundations, and acute care hospitals serving California, Arizona and Nevada.